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Located in Glendale, Arizona just outside of Phoenix, State Farm Stadium offers a capacity of more than 60,000 seats and hosts numerous events throughout the year, including home games for the Arizona Cardinals. Opened in 2006, the stadium has evolved over the years, hosting some of the biggest concerts and sporting events the Grand Canyon State has ever seen.

Today, we are going to dive deeper into State Farm Stadium in Arizona, understanding everything that goes on there, and how we got to where it is today.

About State Farm Stadium in Arizona

Breaking ground on April 12, 2003, Cardinals Stadium officially opened its doors on August 1, 2006, just in time for the 2006-07 NFL season. From the start, it wasn’t just Arizona Cardinals games that were hosted at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, as major concerts, college football games, and international soccer events have taken place there. Starting in 2007, the stadium also became host to the college football’s Fiesta Bowl, which it remains today hosting multiple college football national championships along the way.

With a minimum capacity of 63,400, the stadium is expandable to the point of being able to seat 72,200 people, growing to 78,600 when accounting for standing-room areas. This includes 88 executive suites, which are said to be amongst the most luxurious boxes in all sporting and concert venues. Coming in with a price tag of $455 million, State Farm Stadium in Arizona was designed by famous architects Eisenman Architects and Populous (then HOK Sport), with the structural engineering done by TLCP Structural Inc.

With a natural grass (Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda) that contracts out of the stadium to open air, the playing surface is known for being amongst the best in professional football. The property also includes 14,000 on-site parking spots, which are used for tailgating during the NFL season and for the various major events held throughout the year.

Initially known as Cardinals Stadium, the University of Phoenix bought naming rights to the stadium in 2007, and it remained the University of Phoenix Stadium until 2019. In September 2018, the insurance company State Farm, which has a large presence in nearby Tempe, AZ, signed an 18-year naming rights deal for the stadium.

Is there sports betting at State Farm Stadium?

Yes, there is AZ sports betting at State Farm Stadium, just a few steps away from the North End of the Great Lawn at the BetMGM Sportsbook. Opened in August 2023, the state-of-the-art sportsbook features 17,000 square feet of sports betting action, a bar and grill, and a 275 square-foot video wall featuring 35 high-definition televisions.

Open year-round, the BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium features five betting windows and 27 self-serving kiosks for customers to place their bets. Outside of game days, the sportsbook is open Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 9 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM.

State Farm Stadium and BetMGM Sportsbook partnership

BetMGM Sportsbook AZ, which also offers gamblers in Arizona a world-class online sportsbook and mobile app, inked a deal with the Arizona Cardinals in August of 2022 to become the official sports betting partner of the team. In the process, they would debut the first sportsbook at an NFL Stadium, announcing plans to open a 17,000-square-foot facility just steps away from the North End Zone exit.

Playing host to major concerts and other entertainment events throughout the year, the BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Located on what Cardinals’ fans refer to as The Great Lawn, the BetMGM Sportsbook also features an indoor and outdoor restaurant, Flanker Kitchen & Sports Bar, that gives patrons a world-class dining and beverage experience.

The State Farm Stadium and BetMGM Sportsbook partnership also gave the market-leading sports betting and gaming company advertising rights throughout the stadium. For BetMGM Rewards members who obtain the highest status, there are also VIP experiences available at State Farm Stadium that provide first-class amenities and gameday opportunities. New customers to BetMGM Sportsbook are encouraged to take advantage of the generous welcome offer, which includes a first bet offer where you will receive bonus bets in return if it is a loser, up to $1,500.

History of the State Farm Stadium

  • 2003: To replace Sun Devil Stadium as the home of the Arizona Cardinals and college football’s Fiesta Bowl, ground was broken for a new Cardinals Stadium on April 12, 2003. With a total construction cost of $455 million, Eisenman Architects and Populous (then HOK Sport) were put in charge of architectural design.
  • 2006: After three years of construction, Cardinals Stadium was officially opened on August 1, 2006. Named by Business Week as one of the top 10 “most impressive” designs of sports facilities, the most iconic aspect was the fact the field was able to roll in and roll out of the stadium to care for its natural grass surface. In September of that year, the University of Phoenix purchased the first available naming rights to the stadium on a 20-year deal that lasted until 2018. This would also mark the year of the first concert at the new stadium, with the Rolling Stones playing in front of 41,772 fans on November 8, 2006.
  • 2007: Just as was the tradition at Sun Devil Stadium, Cardinals Stadium hosted its first Fiesta Bowl in January 2007, then the BCS National Championship. It hosted its second BCS National Championships in 2011.
  • 2008: On February 3, 2008, the University of Phoenix Stadium would host its first-ever Super Bowl, with the New York Giants defeating the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 in front of a crowd of 71,101. Later that year it would host its first NFC Championship game, with the Cardinals beating the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 to advance to Super Bowl XLIII.
  • 2009: The stadium hosted its first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Group C playing two games in the stadium in front of a combined 23,876 fans.
  • 2010: The stadium played host to WrestleMania XXVI on March 28, 2010, in front of 72, 219 fans.
  • 2015: In the first year since 2010 when the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl were hosted at the same place, the stadium hosted its first NFL Pro Bowl.
  • 2016: The University of Phoenix Stadium would host its first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, as the Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Clemson Tigers 45-40 in front of a crowd of 75,765.
  • 2018: After 20 years of being called the University of Phoenix Stadium, insurance goliath State Farm purchased the naming rights on an 18-year deal, renaming the stadium State Farm Stadium.
  • 2020: Due to restrictions put in place from the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County, the San Francisco 49ers played their final three home games at State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
  • 2023: The third and most recent Super Bowl, Super Bowl LVII was hosted at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023. The Kansas City Chiefs would beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35, with Rhianna headlining the halftime show.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305
Opening hours: Two (2) hours prior to each event, and Monday to Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
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Phone number: (623) 433-7101